border closure hurting tourism

Border closure hurting tourism operations

by Lyle Gayder | August 10, 2020

Ontario’s lodges, outfitters, and guides continues to reel in the wake of the Canada-US border closure, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

going back on raised musky

Going back on raised fish

by Ben Beattie | August 7, 2020

If at first you don’t succeed – should you try again by going back on raised musky? When a spot is hot, it’s hot for consecutive days running.

a tackle box on a mossy log

Fishing tackle sales surge

by Jeff Helsdon | August 6, 2020

Retailers across the province have had a hard time meeting the “crazy” demand for fishing tackle during the COVID-19 pandemic.

soft drinks not so good for fish

Soft drinks not so good for fish, either

by James Palmer | July 28, 2020

The practice of pouring fizzy beverages over the gills of fish being released to reduce or stop bleeding does not appear to be effective, after all.

First Canadian wins BASS Elite title

by Luigi De Rose | July 27, 2020

Peterborough’s Chris Johnston became the first Canadian to earn a BASS Elite title on Sunday, July 26, winning the 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River tournament with a four-day total of 20 smallmouth bass weighing 97 pounds, eight ounces.

underwater seaweed views

August 2020 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | July 24, 2020

The solunar calendar for August 2020 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

Minnows held in a net above a minnow bucket

Baitfish strategy finalized

by Editorial Staff | July 21, 2020

Ontario will establish four bait management zones to limit the movement of live bait after finalizing a bait management strategy first proposed last fall.

Virtual ICAST 2020

ICAST returns virtually

by Editorial Staff | July 21, 2020

The world’s largest sportfishing tradeshow has arrived again and this year, it’s virtual. Ontario OUT of DOORS has you covered.

school of alewife

Cisco numbers to get boost in Lake Huron

by Jeff Helsdon | July 20, 2020

A Canadian/US joint initiative hopes to restore Lake Huron’s cisco population in Lake Huron, diversifying food sources for fish predators.